clinical social work association

The National Voice of Clinical Social Work 

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Mission Statement

The Clinical Social Work Association represents, protects, and amplifies the voices of clinical social workers as we strive to create a just, healthy, and inclusive society. CSWA promotes the highest standards of professional practice through advocacy, supporting the effectiveness of state societies, and facilitating educational opportunities. 


CSWA is an outgrowth of the Clinical Social Work Federation, a national organization with a rich and successful history of advocacy on behalf of Clinical Social Workers beginning in 1974. As the Federation, the organization worked through its state societies for decades. In May 2006, its Board of Directors transformed the Federation into an individual membership association in order to provide more effective and efficient services. At that time, the Clinical Social Work Federation became the Clinical Social Work Association. CSWA's membership currently consists of licensed clinical social workers, new professionals (clinical social workers who have graduated within the last four years), emeritus members, students and affiliated state societies.

Executive Board

Joi Griffin Showell, PhD, LCSW

Wilmington, Delaware


Stephanie Payne Capecchi, LCSW
Madison, Wisconsin

Vice President

State Society Relations Chair

Patricia Cruz, DSW, LCSW 
Charlotte, North Carolina


C.J. Sorenson, LCSW  

Salt Lake City, Utah


Kendra Roberson, PhD, LCSW

Lagrange, Georgia

Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Diana Anzaldua, LCSW-S
Austin, Texas

Jaylee Cox, CSW
Logan, Utah

Marian S. Harris, PhD, LICSW, ACSW
Tacoma, Washington

Racial Equity & Ethics Chair

JoEllen Holmes, LCSW
Tucker, Georgia

Membership & Marketing Chair

Jody Long, PhD, EdD, LCSW
Jacksonville, Alabama

Education Chair 

Nicole Macon-McKendree, LCSW 
Plymouth, Michigan

Austin Matthews, LCSW 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chenita Rountree, LCSW, LCAS 
Durham, North Carolina

Stacy Triumph, LCSW 
Wrightstown, New Jersey

National Office

Laura W. Groshong, LICSW
Seattle, Washington

Director of Policy and Practice

Government Relations Chair

Judith Gallant, LCSW-C

Silver Spring, Maryland

Deputy Director of Policy and Practice

Zachary Richards

Social Media and Marketing Specialist

Marisa Davis

2023-2024 Intern

Angela Katona

Executive Administrator

PO Box 105
Granville, Ohio  43023

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